Outrun, Outcampaign, Outlast: Survivor Star Considers Run for Governor
Although his candidacy is not yet final, Survivor star Rupert Boneham is weighing the possibility of a third-party run for the governor of Indiana. He's currently formed an exploratory committee to possibly seek the Libertarian Party's nomination.
For those who aren't familiar with his time on Survivor, Boneham first appeared on season eight, Pearl Islands, where he became one of the most popular castaways among fans. If I remember correctly, Boneham was one of the first to earn that much attention and love from the Survivor fan base. That love was part of what earned him a spot to compete on season nine, Survivor: All-Stars, and season 20, Heroes vs. Villains (where Boneham was on the Heroes tribe).
Boneham is one of the best prepared "candidates" for the campaign season, since Survivor operates very much like a political campaign (that needs to be someone's strategy in an upcoming season). You have to win the favor of other politicians and government big-wigs, much like winning the favor of the other castaways. You have to be able to convince the "jury" or voters, to give you their vote and the governorship. You have to undergo a series of "challenges" such as talking to the press, demonstrating your experience, showing of your knowledge of Indiana issues, in order to showcase that you deserve the title of "governor." Although Boneham doesn't have any prior experience in politics, he does have experience surviving under extreme, yet arbitrary, circumstances.
Too bad I don't live in Indiana, or else I would vote for him. Boneham's time on Survivor demonstrates that he's flexible in the face of adversity, that he can work with all types of people to get things done, and that he's an overall good guy with nothing to hide. I don't normally endorse celebrities for politics, but when you're a celebrity because you were on Survivor (three times, no less), there's not a whole lot you can hide about your personality and who you are deep down as a person. Boneham's shown that he's a good guy, and we all could use a few more good guys in politics.